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Light grid sensors

The MLG and ELG lines of light grid sensors have five different beam spacing options, more than 20 detection heights, and 10 different output configurations.
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Cereska joins Dynamic Conveyor

Dynamic Conveyor Corp. has hired Sheri Cereska as business development representative.
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Six Innovative Products

High-precision bus terminalThe KL3356 analog input bus terminal provides a measurement accuracy of 0.01% for direct connection of resistor bridges, strain gauge sensors, and all common input signals.
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Need for automation continues to grow!

Newly designed automation saves both time and money.
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Expanded RFID R&D facilities

Venture Research announced in January that it had secured a 5-year lease on 15귔 sq’ to expand its validation, testing, and mfg. capabilities for RFID portal and conveyor tunnel infrastructure products.
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Yellow Jacket 110: Long-length wrapper

Yellow Jacket’s new Stinger 40” orbital stretch wrap unit is designed for wrapping small loads and bundles of longer-length products for shipping. Securely wraps tubing, siding, other building materials, and various industrial or warehouse applications.
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FKI Logistex: Improved conveying

FKI Logistex® has incorporated several design updates to its Accuzone® 24-volt motorized roller accumulation and transportation conveyor. Changes include the standard control system, now a stand-alone and programmable DeviceNet™ networked controller.
Old Orchard Brands: Accumulating and lane dividing for high-output, hot-fill PET line for fruit j
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Old Orchard Brands: Accumulating and lane dividing for high-output, hot-fill PET line for fruit j

A space-saving vertical accumulation system from I&H is followed by a Krones Òroof-topÓ lane divider.
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Court rules on patent violation

The Garvey Corporation of Blue Anchor, New Jersey, announced today that the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has issued an order forbidding Barry-Wehmiller Design Group, Fleetwood Inc. and any subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions or related companies, from manufacturing, displaying, promoting, marketing, selling, shipping, distributing, or installing any of Fleetwood's CMAS product accumulators.
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Thermo Fisher Scientific: New checkweighers

Thermo Electron has introduced the GP-275 and GP-Pharma to its checkweigher line. Running at speeds to 250 ppm, the GP-275 is a more durable checkweigher for the food packaging industry and offers greater package width capability with a 275 mm belt.
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All Packaging Machinery: All Packaging Machinery: Vertical Rotary Band Sealing System

Variable Speeds up to 540 inches per minute (45fpm).
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Wal-Mart strikes again

Machinery OEMs who supply the equipment now automating the packaging lines that funnel product to Wal-Mart shelves take note: It’s unlikely your job is going to get any easier any time soon.
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K-C's take on RFID

Kimberly-Clark’s Mike O’Shea discloses lessons learned in RFID, including why it operates a ‘dirty’ RFID lab.
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OPC keeps bottles moving

A soft drink bottling company uses OPC technology to track the ingredients and components in each bottle and analyze traceability.

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